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Growing Grain on Southern Idaho Dry Farms

Description: "In this bulletin a brief description of the climate and soils of southern Idaho is given. The equipment of the dry farm is then discussed, followed by directions for growing the principal grain crops and recommendations as to the best varieties to grow." -- title page
Date: 1916
Creator: Aicher, L. C.

Castration of Young Pigs

Description: "This publication deals with castration, or the removal of the essential organs of male pigs. The objects of castration are to prevent reproduction, to increase fattening propensity, to better the quality of the meat of the animal, and to help insure docility. Every farmer should be competent to castrate pigs, as the losses from the operation are as a rule not very heavy and could be reduced by exercising care and attention." -- title page
Date: 1916
Creator: Ashbrook, F. G. (Frank Getz), 1892-

A Simple Steam Sterilizer for Farm Dairy Utensils

Description: "Dairy utensils on small farms are not often efficiently sterilized, because steam is not available. The sterilizers now in use require a small boiler, and the whole sterilizing outfit is often regarded as too expensive for use, especially on farms where only a few cows are milked. The object of this bulletin is to describe a simple and inexpensive yet efficient steam sterilizer which can be provided at a cost of from $5 to $10. It is believed that the sterilizer described here is cheap enough to justify its use on any farm from which milk or cream is sold. The additional keeping quality which the sterilization of utensils will give milk and cream will probably pay for the cost of the sterilizer in one season." -- p. 1-2
Date: 1916
Creator: Ayers, S. Henry (Samuel Henry) & Taylor, George B. (George Barkley), b. 1878

Waste Land and Wasted Land on Farms

Description: This report discusses the efficiency and production of farms with respect to productive and nonproductive lands. It provides guidelines for identifying nonproductive lands and gives suggestions for maximizing the production of lands which were thought to be nonproductive.
Date: 1916
Creator: Ball, James S.

Common Birds of Southeastern United States in Relation to Agriculture

Description: This report discusses birds commonly found in the southeastern United States with special regard to their diets and the impact these birds have on agriculture and insects in this region.
Date: 1916
Creator: Beal, F. E. L. (Foster Ellenborough Lascelles), 1840-1916; McAtee, W. L. (Waldo Lee), 1883-1962 & Kalmbach, E. R. (Edwin Richard), 1884-1972

Feeding Horses

Description: "This bulletin explains the computation of rations for horses, suggests certain feed combinations which approximately meet the needs of horses under differing conditions, and reviews such factors of feeding as tend to make the horse more efficient." -- p. 2
Date: 1916
Creator: Bell, George A. (George Arthur), b. 1879 & Williams, J. O.

Flytraps and Their Operation

Description: Report discussing different trapping methods useful for catching common houseflies.
Date: 1916
Creator: Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970

The Common Cabbage Worm

Description: This report discusses the common cabbage worm, the caterpillar of the white butterfly (pieris rapae), which feeds upon and destroys cabbage in the United States. Topics discussed include this insect's life cycle, natural enemies, and the methods for controlling it.
Date: 1916
Creator: Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929

Losses from Selling Cotton in the Seed

Description: This report discusses the disadvantages of selling cotton in the seed (i. e. cotton that has not been processed in a cotton gin) and the lost profits that farmers incur as a result.
Date: 1916
Creator: Creswell, Charles F.

Grains for the Montana Dry Lands

Description: "The purpose of this bulletin is to present the best available information regarding the varieties of grain to grow on the dry lands of Montana and the best methods of growing them." -- title page. Includes discussion of the best grain crops and varieties for these lands.
Date: 1916
Creator: Donaldson, N. C.

Cooperative Live Stock Shipping Associations

Description: This report promotes and explains requirements for the formation of cooperative shipping associations among farmers who lack the capacity to easily transport their livestock to large markets. In addition to a discussion of the advantages of such associations, it also outlines steps for drafting a constitution and by-laws, selecting managers, drawing up contracts, and operating the enterprise.
Date: 1916
Creator: Doty, S. W. & Hall, Louis D. (Louis Dixon), b. 1878

Bridge Grafting of Fruit Trees

Description: This report discusses bridge grafting, which is a method for treating wounds on fruit trees inflicted by mice and rabbits. Instruction for successful bridge grafting are included.
Date: 1916
Creator: Fletcher, W. F.

Suggestions for Parcel Post Marketing

Description: "This bulletin contains information and suggestions for persons desiring to sell or buy produce by parcel post. A great deal of marketing has been and is now being done by this method. Many persons, however, are only partially informed or perhaps entirely unaware of the requirements necessary to market farm produce successfully in this manner.... The increased cost of living has caused many persons to look to securing produce by parcel post as a means of relief, and some have been disappointed because of unsatisfactory results arising from various causes.... The present bulletin contains general information [with regard to prices, packaging, and quality standards]...which should be of use to those producers and consumers who are interested in the more general phases of the subject." -- title page
Date: 1916
Creator: Flohr, Lewis B. & More, C. T.

The Farmer's Income

Description: This bulletin reports statistics about the average salary and wages for farmers in the United States in the early twentieth century. Also compares farmers' earnings to other workers'.
Date: 1916
Creator: Goldenweiser, E. A. (Emanuel Alexandrovich), 1883-1953

Growing Cherries East of the Rocky Mountains

Description: This report discusses best practices for growing cherries in the eastern United States. Pruning the trees, picking and handling the fruit, and the different varieties of cherries are discussed.
Date: 1916
Creator: Gould, H. P.

Growing Fruit for Home Use in the Great Plains Area

Description: This report gives recommendations to farmers in the Great Plains of the United States who would like to grow fruit in this region in which fruit is not commonly cultivated. Topics discussed include climate and soil requirements, pruning, irrigation, orchard pests, injury from hail, and suggested fruit varieties.
Date: 1916
Creator: Gould, H. P. & Grace, Oliver J.

Feeding Hogs in the South

Description: Report discussing the status of hog raising in the southern United States. Topics discussed include sows, corn feeds, and supplements to corn in feeds.
Date: 1916
Creator: Gray, Dan T.

Corn Growing Under Droughty Conditions

Description: "For 50 years new settlers from the East[of the United States] have attempted to grow corn in the semiarid West. The seed used and the methods employed were often those with which the settlers had had experience in the East. They were not adapted to western conditions, and many failures resulted... It is the purpose of this bulletin to show in a general way some of the causes of these failures and how failures may be made less frequent or less intense. Particular varieties of corn and particular methods of cultivation are not applicable to the whole of any large area. Nevertheless, there are certain fundamental requirements of moisture, heat, and fertility which everywhere govern corn yields. A change in the supply of one may make a change in another advisable. Thus, the moisture requirement varies with the amount of heat available. In short, the secret of successful corn culture is to maintain a proper balance of moisture, heat, and fertility." -- title page
Date: 1916
Creator: Hartley, C. P. (Charles Pinckney), 1870- & Zook, L. L.

The Bagworm, an Injurious Shade-Tree Insect

Description: "Shade trees, shrubs, and hedges, and in particular evergreens, are much subject to injury by a caterpillar which has a curious habit of crawling about on the infested trees in a baglike case, whence its common name of bagworm or basket worm. In the shelter of these cases the insects undergo all their transformation, after which the bags remain attached to the plants for some time and are conspicuous objects on leafless trees and shrubs in late autumn and in winter." -- title page. The bagworm's diet, life cycle, habits, and natural enemies are discussed, but most of the report's discussion concerns control measures.
Date: 1916
Creator: Howard, L. O. (Leland Ossian), 1857-1950 & Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929

The Catalpa Sphinx

Description: This report discusses the catalpa sphinx, a moth which in its larval or caterpillar stage of development is highly destructive to trees. Special attention is given to a discussion of this insect's life cycle and natural enemies as well as measures for controlling it.
Date: 1916
Creator: Howard, L. O. (Leland Ossian), 1857-1950 & Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929

Hydrocyanic-Acid Gas Against Household Insects

Description: "The purpose of this bulletin is to enable the reader to use hydrocyanic-acid gas safely and effectively as a means of destroying the various insect pests of the household, such as bedbugs, fleas, cockroaches, ants, clothes moths, and carpet beetles." -- title page
Date: 1916
Creator: Howard, L. O. (Leland Ossian), 1857-1950 & Popenoe, C. H.

Food for Young Children

Description: This report discusses how to plan and prepare nutritious meals for young children between three and six years old. Includes recipes.
Date: 1916
Creator: Hunt, Caroline Louisa, 1865-1927